Painting straight lines

I’m really terrible at painting straight lines. How do I do it? Watch the video below.

  1. First: I use tape to define the line. Make sure the tape is straight and prevent paint from getting under the tape by pressing the tape well. You’ll notice this technique works better on a flat canvas than a one with a lot of structure.
  2. Then fill in the line with the correct colour. In this case: titanium white
  3. Remove the tape
  4. Correct the line where necessary with a clean brush and a little liquin.

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Sketchbook

Bought a new sketchbook at Ikea! It’s from the stunsig limited edition collection and designed by Frédérique Vernillet, a France-based illustrator with an ultra-realistic drawing style. I absolutely love the design. There is so much to see but it appears very tranquil. It’s carefully designed and well detailed. Love the expression of the wolves. They look so fierce.

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4 ways to dry oil paintings faster

Damn I’ve painted a masterpiece but it won’t dry! And I have a deadline! How can I speed up the drying time of my oil painting?

First of all, accept the fact the painting won’t dry within two days. Normally it will take a couple of weeks for layers of paint to dry. Oil paint will take a full year to completely dry. Oil paint is loved by fact it doesn’t dry as fast as most paints. This means you can paint wet on wet. If you want to paint fast, paint with water based paints, like acrylics.

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